BLEEDING THROUGH [Part Two]
I just don't get this band. I saw them three back-to-back nights in 2007 when they were the opening act on the Slayer / Marilyn Manson tour. I went to all three Texas shows of that tour. And every night I tried to figure out what was appealing about Bleeding Through. The only thing I could come up with is that they have a hot keyboard player. But I don't get into a band because of how they look. I get into a band because of their sound. And Bleeding Through sounds like fail to me.
As I mentioned in my previous blog post I went to Prophet Bar to see Satyricon. Since it was an all-ages show and Dallas has a midnight curfew for minors I figured Satyricon would hit the stage around 10:30pm. I showed up shortly after 10:00pm to discover that Bleeding Through was in the final stages of getting set up for their performance. Sonofabitch!
Apparentlly I wasn't the only one who was less than thrilled at BT's presence on the evening's bill as the handful of people present just stood around staring blankly at the stage. BT's vocalist kept barking that he wanted to see a circle pit and he was rewarded with a great big nothing. Eventually, one person started running through the crowd shoving people around, bumping into people, and trying to crawl on top of the people near the stage. But try as he might, BT's roadie [yes, THEIR ROADIE!] was unsuccessful in getting any kind of crowd activity to happen. Overall their set was a big ol' blueprint of fail complete with a rant from the vocalist about how even though we were all haters he was going to have a good night's sleep. Well alright then!
Shortly before 11pm the moment I had been awaiting arrived: Bleeding Through finished their set and left the stage!